The Apple Watch is 3 years old and ready for a light refresh. Now, it's all about the notch.
According to Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, it's the most 'advanced single-lens camera the company has ever created'. The improvement could be so significant that some network testing companies are suggesting that the new iPhones will raise the average mobile download speed nationwide.
You don't need to buy a new iPhone to get your hands on something new-the next iOS update will be out on September 17th, with completely revamped notifications, Screen Time, improved performance, Animoji, Siri Shortcuts, and basically a lot of tweaks to make it all run more smoothly. An iPhone XS Plus will likely cost even more. This phone features a 6.5-inch OLED display capable of cranking out a 2688x1242 resolution (in other words, it's way sharper than anything should be on a screen this small, and it's going to look amazing).
What is the iPhone XR? The cheaper phone also is expected to lose the home button. The bezels look slightly larger than the XS phones, though. The handset is the same size at the iPhone 8 Plus, but the screen is significantly larger.
Battery life is claimed to last up to an hour and half longer per day than the iPhone 8 Plus. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are certainly the flagship products, the iPhone XR offers a similar user experience with some scaled-down specs. And it still can do Portrait Mode photos with just one camera, thanks to the powerful Apple A12 Bionic chipset with neural processing. Even the cheaper XR has this chip. The upgrades will mark the most-significant changes to the Apple Watch since the product was launched in 2014.
"Apple Watch has become an intelligent guardian for your health", chief operating officer Jeff Williams said. The processor helps apps launch up to 30 percent faster. Apple has also added support for Core ML as well as AR Gaming and tracking.
Apple was slower than Google to jump on the machine learning bandwagon, but it's making up time with the A12. The A11 could do a measly 600 billion.
The Xr will be available about a month later than the other two models, with orders starting October 19, and it will ship a week later. The XS and XS Max are predictably spendy. The XS Max starts $100 higher.
The sitemap file leak also allegedly revealed a new Apple Watch Series 4 model that will be available in wider 40 mm and 44 mm band sizes (existing Apple Watches boast band widths of either 38mm or 42mm) and come in space gray, silver, and gold aluminum color options.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled updated versions of its priciest iPhones along with a new smartwatch that allows users to take their own electrocardiograms, as the U.S. tech giant looks to boost its momentum in a sputtering market.